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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR BAND MEMBERS

It is never too early to get the sounds of professional players into the ears of our students. Below is a list of some of our favorite artists on each instrument. Perhaps with a gift card, they could download a few tracks from one of the CD's listed below. There is also a great 99 cent app called "Note Squish" that students love to play as they become more fluent note readers.

List of our favorite artists/recordings

List of Instrumental Recordings:



Flute:

Celebrating 70 – A Collection of Personal Favorites – James Galway

Label: Sony Classics


Music for Flute & Harp

Jean-Pierre Rampal & Marielle Nordmann

Label: Sony


James Galway’s Christmas Carol

Label: RCA



Oboe:

John Mack, Oboe

Label: Crystal #324


Oboe Obsession

Brian Pezzone, Allan Vogel

Label: Delos #3235


Summertime: Music for Oboe & Guitar

John Anderson – Simon Wynberg

Label: Chandos #6581


Clarinet:

Mozart 250

Robert Marcellus

Label: Sony



The American Clarinet

Larry Combs

Label: Summit (classical)



Brahms, Scriabin, Prokofieff for Clarinet

Larry Combs

Label: Summit (classical)


Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet

Eddie Daniels

Label: Shanachie


Saxophone: Classical –

Bach & Noodles

Henry Pittel

Label: Crystal #654


Saxophone Colors

Eugene Rosseau

Label: Deios


Saxophone: Jazz -

Giant Steps

John Coltrane

Label: Rhino Records


Time Out

Dave Brubeck Quartet/Paul Desmond

Label: Polygram Records


Trumpet:

Carnaval – Wynton Marsalis

Label: Sony - #42137


Maurice Andre, Trumpet Concertos

Label: Emi Classics - #69152


Essential Canadian Brass – Canadian Brass

Label: Polygram Records - #432571


Chameleon - Maynard Ferguson

Label: Sony


December – Chris Botti

Label: Sony


French Horn:

Mozart Concertos 1-4

Dennis Brain

Label: Angel Records #66950


Concertos for Four Horns (full CD only)

American Horn Quartet

Label: Naxos


The London Horn Sound (Compilation - CD only)

Conductor: Geoffrey Simon

Label: Cala Records #112


Trombone:

A Time for Love – Bill Watrous

Label: GNP Crescendo


The Virtuoso Trombone – Christian Lindberg

Label: Bis - #258


10 Year Jubilee – Christian Lindberg

Label: Bis


Baritone:

American Variations – Brian Bowman

Label: Klavier



Tuba:

The Essential Canadian Brass –

Canadian Brass


Gravity is Light Today – Roger Bobo (Full CD only)

Label: Crystal Records - #396


Tuba Concertos (20th Century)

Label:Bis


Percussion:

Evelyn Glennie: Her Greatest Hits (Full CD only)

Label: BMG Music

Shadow Behind the Iron Sun –

Evelyn Glennie

Label: Rca - #63406


Mallets:

Alone At Last – Gary Burton

Label: Atlantic


Second Encounter – Steve Hobbs

Label: Candid Records


Percussion Ensemble:

Percussion Music of David Maslanka

Label: Albany Records - #190



Snare Drum Solos:

Echoes: Artistry in Percussion, Vol 7

Label: Drum Corps International


Marimba:

Rhythm Song - Evelyn Glennie

Label: RCA Victor


Goldberg Variations - Pius Cheung

Label: Single


Precipice: Modern Marimba (full CD only)

Nathaniel Bartlett

Label: Albany


Vibraphone:*


Wizard of the Vibes - Milt Jackson

Label: Blue Note Records